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Associate Creative Director

Greenville, SC | Full Time
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Job Description

Associate Creative Director (ACD)

The Associate Creative Director sparks and directs fresh and sustained creative innovation across a wide range of creative projects and is accountable for their successful execution while balancing the bounds of an array of briefs and budgets. The ACD may rise from either the creative discipline of Copy or Design, having mastered their respective craft. They are adept at orchestrating the full suite of creative talent and output on any given creative program. 


The ACD balances their contribution across a wide spectrum of creative and business objectives: conducting research and shaping execution strategies, guiding project assignments, developing winning concepts, directing projects toward flawless execution, ensuring project teams work inventively to deliver consistently standout creative assets, and building teams’ skills and business effectiveness continually over time. They are adept at managing client relationships at a strategic creative level, leading client presentations, and making influential cases to safeguard the most powerful creative and story concepts and bring them to life. 


The ACD applies the same dedication to pitching and selling in the work as they do to protecting and enhancing it. ACDs play a core role in evolving the creative practice at the agency, regularly fostering breakthrough creative ideas and areas while framing the narratives and relationships that sell them in and continually increasing the quality and consistency of the work and talent. They also help identify, foster, and allocate creative talent within the team to meet the broad variety of current and future client and agency needs. They’re a mentor to team members and could direct film and voice talent in a pinch or write a killer brand guide. The ACD leads by example.

Responsibilities:

  • Smoothly shifts priorities to profitably manage multiple projects with competing deadlines and of varying sizes—from ad hoc small-budget quick turns to multimillion-dollar extended creative campaigns.
  • Shapes and drives the creative concepting, ideation, and execution across Copy, Design, and Brand aspects of a range of creative programs and ad hoc projects.
  • Manages client-facing relationships in terms of presenting, selling in, and protecting creative concepts and ideas and guiding team talent in supporting these efforts.
  • Brings clarity to projects and teams in situations of ambiguity, demonstrates judgment and tact when making necessary creative compromises, and helps the team understand the reasoning
  • Contributes at craft level to programs and projects where needed while also conducting other creative guidance and oversight tasks. Applies what’s learned to elevate the team’s future copywriting for the brand.
  • Guides talent and is accountable for overall creative quality and consistency of deliverables from brief to the final build. Sees around corners to avoid risks to quality and schedules, and devises and flags appropriate leads to potential solutions to project challenges.
  • Manages direct reports, shepherds creatives’ professional growth, and assigns projects to the best talent to continually boost the agency’s creative excellence.
  • Regularly uncovers and highlights for the team new creative trends, technologies, and styles — across Design, Copy, and Brand. Is voraciously curious about not just creative innovations but also marketing and communications principles, cultural issues, and opportunities in digital communication.
  • Participates in and co-leads new-business pitches. Partners with creative directors, business leaders, and colleagues from across the agency to ideate and execute initiatives beyond traditional Creative work.
  • Consistently models agency values of
    • People First
    • Do Exceptional Work
    • Serve with Honor & Integrity
    • Create Meaningful Connections
    • Boundless Collaboration
    • Go The Extra Mile
  • Promotes principles of purpose, inclusivity, and diversity of thought to contribute to the agency’s caliber and culture of equity.
  • Participates in leadership activities within the agency.
  • Other job duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts, English, Journalism, Marketing, Communications or applicable field
  • 8 years of creative team management experience
  • 2 years of agency experience
  • Expertise in print, motion, digital and experiential mediums, as well as copywriting and editorial skills, and deftness in identifying and enforcing the visual and copy style, tone, and voice appropriate to any given project
  • Extensive client management and presentation experience
  • Strong portfolio of examples of work, including large multichannel campaigns that reached large audiences
  • Proven success managing teams and multiple accounts, in addition to orchestrating and advising on the rhythms and tools of digital marketing creative environment and/or digital newsroom—spanning Copy, Design, and Brand.
  • Outstanding organizational, communication, and interpersonal (written and oral) skills and experience helping hone the skills of others
  • Self-motivated and able to adapt quickly to changing priorities and tight deadlines to manage creative capacity without sacrificing quality or missing deadlines
  • Adept at infusing creativity and ingenuity into collaborations across a range of working styles
  • A solid understanding of the technology industry and drive to stay fresh on outlooks and trends in tech’s intersection with healthcare, social-good, and consumer companies
  • Must be able to work more than 40 hours per week on occasion
  • Experience working globally or with colleagues in multiple locations; ability to travel up to 30%
  • Proficiency with Mac OS, Adobe (Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat, InDesign), WordPress and/or other CMSs, as well as Project tracking and project management tools such as Teamwork, Asana, etc.

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